Mardi Himal Trek

  • Duration 12 Days
  • Trip Difficulty Moderate
  • DestinationNepal

About Trip

Mardi Himal is the name of given to the features of the long rising ridge and its summit that for the south westerly lower slope of Mount Machhapuchhre, The famous triangular skyline that is seen from the Fewa Lake at Pokhara. As we shall soon see from a closer and more westerly vantage point, the mountain hold win peak- thus its name Machhapuchhre which the MACHHA means Fish & PHUCHRRE means Tail. It is most southerly high point of the Annapurna massif, the awesomely majestic grouping of the Mountains in the central Himalaya that includes five of the twelve highest Mountains in the world- all at close of very close quarter to our route.

This trek offers opportunities to escape Nepalese tourist trails, to venture into the deep forest and roam the high alpine pastures to the base of the sacred, fluted peak of Machhapuchhre; the emphasis of this trek is one of the forest and wilderness zones combined with a sense of exploration. Descending the first through the forest, different routes take us steeply down to the upper Mardi Khola, the forest that has been the ice and snow of Mardi Himal. Although remote & still away from all the much used trekking routes, our expedition now takes on the moods of warm villages and the friendly Villages, we will walk down through the lovely fields, past the simple farms & over the “interesting” bridges, there is no doubt this indeed the idyllic Nepali country side.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu
  • Day 02: Sight Seeing in Kathmandu
  • Day 03: Fly to Pokhara & Drive to Khade & Commence Trek to Australian Camp
  • Day 04: Forest Camp
  • Day 05: Low Camp
  • Day 06: High Camp
  • Day 07: Forest Camp
  • Day 08: Landruk
  • Day 09: Syauli Bazaar
  • Day 10: Syauli Bazzar to Pokhara
  • Day 11: Pokhara to Kathmandu
  • Day 12: Fly Out
  • Day 01Arrive Kathmandu On arrival you will be met by our Trek Operator and taken to the Hotel in centred Katmandu called Lazimpat. You will be having a Briefing of the planned activities. The group will be issued with a trek pack: sleeping bag, inner sheet, duffle bag, and down jacket.
  • Day 02Sight Seeing in Kathmandu Today you are exploring some of the places of Katmandu which are listed in World Heritage Sites. In the morning you are meting your city Guide in Hotel and then Head towards the Boudhnath (the Buddhist Temple with Monks) and then you will be taken to the Pasupati Temple (the Temple of Hindu) & therefore Guide will explain in details for both Boudha & Pasupatinath Temple.
  • Day 03Fly to Pokhara & Drive to Khade & Commence Trek to Australian Camp Today You will be flying with the exotic scenario of the Mountains like Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang & many more! No doubt you feel like doing the Mountain Flight. Flying 25 mins, we get in Pokhara Valley and we will drive to Khade, which you will met your Crew, Our Chef will prepare the lunch and then we start walking through up hills with small villages of gurung. Walking through the Rhododendron forest, we will reach to our camp site, The Australian Camp, it is named because the first who came there was from Australia. This is your First Camp site.
  • Day 04Forest Camp In the morning, our boys will call you to see the magnificent view of the Himalayas. After Breakfast, we start walking through the Village called Pothana also called Deurali. As we reach here we can see the Dhaulagiri, the world 6th highest peak. Then you will be walking in the pristine forest of Rhododendron the Red and White, we will see the Annapurna very near and near. You will be walking up hill and down hill. You will be able to explore the Flora & fauna like golden Michelia, Magnolia & many rare herbs.
  • Day 05Low Camp From the Forest camp, we will see the Beautiful village of Ghandrug (the old Gurung Villages and many of the people had gone to British & Indian army from this Village), as we climb, the flora has turned to classic cloud forest with mosses, tree ferns & orchids hosted by the hardier trees. In evey minute you will get the trilling panoramic view of Hiuchuli and the knife sharp traverse towards Annapurna South. Far below, w can see the Modi Khola Valley leading up into the Annapurna Sanctuary. Also this is our Lunch Camp, Arriving at Low Camp; you will see the Mountains like Lamjung, Fishtail, and Gagangapurna.
  • Day 06High Camp After Breakfast, Just a short steep climb and we are out of the Forest. A ridge now grassy & sometimes under snow, takes us up to High Camp we arrives in kharka and very closer to the Annapurna and now you feel like you’re touching the Mountains. We will reach at High Camp by lunch time & where a second consecutive afternoon is spent awestruck with the views & acclimatizing. From this camp the Annapurna South seems very near enough in a stone throw distance & Machhapuchhre close enough to touch.
  • Day 07Forest Camp Today be prepared for a day walking that can be hard on the Knees. As we descend from our high camp following the pine, Oak & rhododendron forest own to Kooker. Now we leave behind our footsteps in the Mountains and leaving the Rhododendron trees we will arrive at Kooker and in the evening you can talk to our crew who gives you endless information about the life style in Mountains.
  • Day 08Landruk We descend steeply towards the Mardi Khola today, trekking through dense forest of rhododendron, Oak & birch until we reach the terraced fields of Landruk. You are able to see the animals like wild cock, lophoporous, wild boar, leopard etc. You can also meet some villages with their cattle in the forest.
  • Day 09Syauli Bazaar We get down to the river crossing the suspension bridge; we can still see the Annapurna. We walk straight through the small villages leaving the trails of Annapurna Base camp. We can meet some trekkers in our Trails, walking through the terrace; we will see the Gurung village on our Trails. We will be having our lunch at Shikha and then we will arrive in Syauli Bazzar. Previously, there were few houses with leafs in their roofs and later on it is named as Syauli Bazzar. This is our last night with the Crew so, we celebrate with them having Dinner together and singing & Dancing with them and Of course they will teach you how to sing and Dance…Resham Firiri….Pan ko Pat…..
  • Day 10Syauli Bazzar to Pokhara Today you are walking through the small rough roads where no vehicles came in this road but may be in the future. After walking like 3 hours we will come to the place called Nayapul, from this point we will drive to Pokhara. In the evening you can explore Pokhara.
  • Day 11Pokhara to Kathmandu
  • Day 12Fly Out
  • Alyssa Bernardi
    Alyssa Bernardi
    United States Published: Friday, March 15, 2019

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